Water Line Break FAQs

As a homeowner, you try to protect your house from everything on the Earth’s surface — from fires to break-ins. But when was the last time you thought about what lies under your house? Water line breaks could be threatening your home more than you realize. After more than 30 years of servicing water lines, these are some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions:

Water Line FAQs

Q: What is a water line?

A: Water lines are underground pipes that carry water from a reservoir, pumping station, or water tower, to your home.

Q: Am I responsible for fixing a water line break?

A: Despite what most people think, your town is not responsible for maintaining the water lines that run to your house. If a water line breaks, it’s up to the home or property owner to fix it.

Q: How does a water line break?

A: Water lines can break or crack due to a number of reasons, but the most common one is a corroded pipe. Over time, water and sediments will eat away at a pipe until it becomes thin and fragile. Water mains can also break due to earthquakes, fallen trees, and excessive pressure.

Q: How do you repair a water line break?

A: Most other companies would have to dig up the area around your pipe in order to fix it, but not Mitch Wright! Our trenchless technology allows us to repair and even replace a main water line without digging up your yard.

Q: How can I prevent a water line break?

A: The best way to ensure your pipes’ lives is to have them inspected regularly. And luckily for you, we’re running a special for a free in home plumbing inspection with any plumbing repair!

Is your main water line leaking? Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air’s certified water line Technician Specialists understands your water line needs. With our trenchless technology and certified Technician Specialists, we can repair or replace your main water line without digging up your yard!